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I'm making a lentil/barley/vegetable soup today, using up some of the leftovers in the fridge.
I just threw 2 cups of lentils in the bottom of the crockpot, chopped up an onion, 2 stalks of celery, several baby carrots, and threw all of those veggies on top of the lentils. Opened a can of diced tomatoes, dumped that in, added some chopped garlic, some vegetable bouillon cubes, poured in about 1/4 of a bag of barley, and added water to cover. Turned the crockpot on high for now, but I might switch it to low if it looks like it's getting too hot.

We'll see how it turns out... I wonder if I should make some bread to go with it?
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I got into a manic stage tonight & ended up making the laundry detergent tonight. That recipe makes a LOT! It looks like it's gelling up nicely... tomorrow we'll see how it turns out. I need to get to Smart & Final soon for some stuff, so I'll pick up a few lidded buckets for the detergent.

I've used this stuff before, but the person I was living with made it then & it turned out kinda watery. It still worked pretty well, even watery, so I'm really interested in seeing how well this stuff cleans the clothes.

Is it silly that I care so much about this? Every penny counts, and it will save me some money, but not all that much right away. But I still feel proud of myself for being able to do it.
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In an effort to save some money (plus it's supposed to be environmentally kind & low in skin irritants), I'm digging up my old homemade laundry detergent recipe. Hopefully I'll get this made sometime either tomorrow or Monday.
Click here for the recipe )

We had planned to go to the San Francisco Pride Festival tomorrow, but I think we've decided not to go. We're worried it will be too long of a day (not to mention we'd have to be on the train at 7:45am!) & we've also heard rumors that it might not be safe. We went to a pride festival earlier in the month, so we'll just skip this one & watch the parade on TV. We can still have a good family day without going up there tomorrow.

I'm rather worn out right now... today we ran a ton of errands: Costco, Trader Joe's, Target, and one of the grocery stores we needed to go to. I was exhausted & decided we needed to call it a day even though we still needed to go to two more stores. Nexus brought the Munchkin & me home, then took all of the laundry to the laundromat (the apartment complex has raised the prices for using the washers here, so we've started taking the laundry elsewhere) while I fixed Munchkin dinner. Watched Good Eats (realized it was a rerun), taped Oliver's Twist, and glanced a little at Iron Chef (a rerun we already have on tape). Nothing too exciting to relate, just another busy Saturday.


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